Problems with your Microsoft Store

Ouch!! This has happened to me where I couldn’t download the new apps or update the installed ones in the Microsoft Store. I spent days digging a deeper hole for myself as I tried the many different published “solutions”. Eventually my computer was a mess and I had to reinstall Windows from scratch 🙁 MakeUseOf.com have just published an article listing 5 fixes to this problem. Read it here.

YouTube URL Tricks

Ever wanted to send somebody a link to a YouTube video, but take them to a specific part of that video instead of starting at the beginning? MakeUseOf.com have published a number of useful URL tricks for YouTube, including one trick for doing precisely that – check out all the tricks here.

How to remove PUP.Optional.Ask

I would be very surprised if you, or somebody you know, hasn’t had this pesky thing accidentely installed on their computer. It is so easy to inavertantly respond to a popup when you are busy, only to then discover a potentially unwanted program (PUP) has installed itself on your computer. I’ve done it myself. Discover what these rotten things are and how to remove them in the MyAntiSpyware.com article here.

Top 6 Ransomware Protection Tools

MakeUseOf.com have highlighted a number of ransomware and malware protection tools in an article here. This was very timely as I have just helped a friend remove some potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from their computer using Malwarebytes. TechTarget published another article here earlier in the year listing other useful tools.